Career Guide for Teachers in India

Teaching profession is a highly specialised field and one needs to be qualified with some specific skills to be a successful teacher. No matter how good you are at a subject, you cannot teach unless and until you have passed the required teaching qualifications.

Educational Qualifications for School Teachers

  • Graduate or  Postgraduate degree in a school subject from a recognised university
  • Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) degree
  • M.Ed is desirable for promotion
  • If you plan to become a physical fitness teacher, you have to obtain a certificate degree or diploma from any of the sports institutes located around the country.
  • For teaching in a government school under CBSE, you have to appear for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). States also conducts state level eligibility test (STET). All the states also conduct state level eligibility tests for teacher selection at their own level.

B.Ed Colleges in India

Given below is the list of top B.Ed colleges in India:

  • University of Delhi
  • Jamia Milia Islamia
  • University of Calcutta
  • University of Mumbai
  • Himachal Pradesh University, Department Of Education, Shimla
  • St. Xaviers College of Education, Patna
  • Lady Irwin College, Delhi
  • Andhra University, Visakhapatanam
  • SNDT Womens University, Mumbai
  • A.G. Teachers College, Ahmedabad

Universities Offering B Ed Correspondence

B.Ed can also be done through correspondence provided it is recognised by the UGC. Some of the institutes and universities offering B.Ed courses are:
  • Patna University
  • SNDT Women's University
  • Jamia Millia Islamia Institure of Post Graduate Studies and Research
  • University of Kerala, Institute of Distance Education
  • Annamalai University
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Kota Open University

Pay Scale for Teachers after implementation of 7th Pay Commission


Nursery Teacher: Rs 43000 per month
PRT/Assistant Teacher: Rs 43000 per month
TGT: Rs 45500 per month
PGT: Rs Rs 52500 per month


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